Aaron Dontez Yates, better known to the world as Tech N9ne, is not a big fan of the typical. "How many black dudes do you see painting their faces and coming out with bishop robes on the stage?" he asks me, speaking from his tour bus "somewhere in New Mexico." He's taken a strange, twisted path ev ... More >>
Can't stop, won't stopInspiration comes from many different places, the radio being one of them. While carousing around town in my hooptie the other day, the Notorious B.I.G./Puff Daddy/Mase 1997 classic "Mo Money, Mo Problems" came on over my speakers, much to my odd delight. After I was done ... More >>
"Weezy"Legally challenged hip-hopster Lil Wayne, currently serving a year-long jail sentence in New York, is apparently a pretty funny dude now that he's not in a "purple-drank"-and-weed-induced haze."Purple drank," for those not hip to the rap scene, is a mixture of prescription-strength cough s ... More >>
We've already hit a lot of the highlights of this week's concert announcements earlier in the week (Yo La Tengo, Mars Volta, Monsters of Folk, The Voodoo Organist) but somehow a big one slipped through the cracks.Yes, Marcy Playground (pictured) is making their long-awaited return to Club Red o ... More >>
Bachelors in a row, it's you they would be dating/
So evaluate their pitches and calculate your rating
Phoenix sizzles with the latest dance music from Puerto Rico
Our naughty nightcrawlers hang with DJ Fashen at Next and wolf down a club-full of Sugar
The Kreme Machine lands in Barcelona and parties with the bootylicious Zowie Bowie
Biz is down at CBNC post-Loren Wade, but the chicas are still foxy, the playas friendly, and the jamz tight
P-town's Pleasure Squad squeezes into Scottsdale's swank Six Lounge for a Satanic Red Sunday.
Two rival b-boys dance around the N-word
Latino rapper expands his horizons
Our night shift explores the rowdy gay gangsta hip-hop scene
Bad Boys II: The Soundtrack (Bad Boy/Universal)
People remember 1982 for Men at Work more than they do for Elvis Costello or Gang of Four. Why should 2002 be any different?
Loyalty (Atlantic/Terror Squad)
The three regular Jersey girls of 3LW look angelic. But the devil's in the details.
N.Y.-bred Lyricist Lounge explodes on the hip-hop nation with a national tour